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Tactical team arrests six for various crimes

Boca Raton, FL – On Friday, November 1 at 2:25 p.m., members of the Boca Raton Police Department’s Tactical Team were conducting surveillance in the parking lot of the Palmetto Park Square, 1401 West Palmetto Park Road, when a white Nissan entering the parking lot caught the attention of one of the officers. The vehicle had dark tinted windows, only one functioning brake light and was registered to a rental car company. The driver drove through the parking lot, eventually backing into a spot at Denny’s next to a black Chevy, also a rental car. The driver and passenger of the Chevy switched spots and an unidentified male handed the driver, identified as Monica Sande, a rectangular item which Sande later told officers contained a stolen Florida driver’s license.

Officers stopped the Chevy when it left the parking lot and made contact with Sande, who was driving, and the passenger, identified as Demetrius Robinson. Officers smelled an odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. When officers spoke with Sande she told them Robinson had given her a check in the name matching the one on the stolen license and she was supposed to cash it at the TD Bank. The check was found concealed between the passenger seat and the center console.

Officers arrested Sande and charged her with criminal use of personal identification, petit theft, violation of probation, and loitering and prowling. Robinson was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, petit theft, loitering and prowling and violation of probation

Additional officers pulled over the Nissan after it failed to stop when exiting the parking lot. Officers made contact with the driver, Autumn Thomas, and passengers James Maxwell, Kennedy Green and Brandy Stewart. Officers smelled the odor of marijuana emanating from the interior of the car and subsequently located marijuana on the center console as well as on the seats and floorboards. When officers searched Thomas they located a Visa debit card which belonged to another person concealed in her clothing. Officers also located a Georgia driver’s license and several credit cards, which were taken in an auto burglary in Athens Clarke County, concealed in the headliner of the car. All four suspects gave different reasons for being in the parking lot.

Officers arrested all four and charged them with possession of marijuana and loitering and prowling. Maxwell also had an active warrant out of Ft. Lauderdale for possession of cocaine. Green had an active warrant out of Ft. Lauderdale for sale of cocaine and was in violation of his probation.

Arrested:

sande    robinson     thomas

Monica Sande        Demetrius Robinson  Autumn Thomas
DOB 12/06/1984   DOB 12/25/1989       DOB 01/11/1994
Pompano Beach     Ft. Lauderdale           College Park, GA

maxwell   green    stewart

James Maxwell      Kennedy Green Jr.  Brandy Lee Stewart
DOB 12/03/1988   DOB 12/27/1986     DOB 04/27/1982
Lauderdale             LakesConyers, GA Hollywood, FL